Archive for the 'North America' Category

14 Jul

Growing your own olives

With Jenny Watts, The graceful olive tree captures the exotic beauty and fabulous flavor of the Mediterranean. This tree offers evergreen beauty, fragrant spring blooms, plenty of succulent fruit, and a distinctive look for any sunny spot. Olive trees were introduced to California by the Franciscan fathers who planted the “Mission” olive. Dozens of other […]

12 Jul

Product of Olive Oil Could Help Deliver Drugs

By Sara Goudarzi, Sugar and olive oil may not mix well in a jar. But in the lab, scientists have used them to create a very tiny capsule that can be loaded with medicine or food. The new “organogel” was made by adding a simple enzyme to activate a sugar, which changed olive oil and […]

11 Jul

Nicoise vs Gaeta at Fancy Food competition

Time out for World Cup at Fancy Food competition By Erika Markuys, The results of the 2006 Fancy Food Show product competition won’t be announced until tonight, but the real star of the show became apparent at 4:4l yesterday afternoon when Italy won the World Cup. France and Italy, who squared off in the title […]

10 Jul

Central Valley olive harvest in question

Olive growers assess crop size May not justify harvesting This year might go into the books as the year there was no olive harvest in the Central Valley, at least for some growers. A farmers’ group, the Olive Growers Council in Visalia, says many of the state’s groves carry extremely light crops. In coming weeks, […]

05 Jul

Mediterranean beats low-fat diet for heart health

By Amy Norton, NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Mediterranean-style diets, rich in healthy fats from olive oil or nuts, may be better for the heart than low-fat regimens, a new study shows. Spanish researchers found that the traditional Mediterranean diet bested a low-fat diet in helping older adults improve their cholesterol, blood pressure and blood […]